Windows Phone 7 Marketplace hits 25,000 apps milestone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has passed an important milestone today. The store now boasts over 25,000 apps, a figure its ammassed in just 8 months.

The figures aren’t officially from Microsoft however; they come courtesy of app tracking service WindowsPhoneAppList, who put the exact number at 25,076 apps. While fellow app tracker WP7Applications puts the number slightly lower at 24,878, it’s still a strong number considering the relative youth of the service.

According to the stats, most of the apps are gaming-orientated, closely followed by eBooks. Of the 25,000+ apps, a little over half are available for free.

While their still a long way off from catching the number of Android apps available, let alone the 450,000-odd iOS apps available via Apple’s iTunes, they’re still respectable figures, with the WP7 store growing at a rate of around 3,100 apps a month.

Pity then that hardly anyone has a WP7 phone. Perhaps the Nokia WP7 handsets launching later this year will help a little in that regard.

Via: Engadget

Gerald Lynch

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  • 25,000 apps, you know, this number is very impressive, but campared with IOS app, that is nothing. Apple use only 480 days to reach the 100,000 apps. so, i am so worried that Nokia now is planning to rely they whole life on Windows phone. competiton is not in the same level.

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